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Beautiful Day!


Spring was busting out everywhere as I drove to my final destination of Flippin, Arkansas.  Everything was so darn green!

The break was welcomed after being home for the last 9-10 weeks.

Beautiful day!  The first day fishin’ was incredible and warm.  Just a touch cool when the breeze came by.  The house we rented sat perfectly perched above the White River.  I had been to fish the White River 5 years before and my memories of the previous trip were warm.  I had little idea of the experience I was about to enjoy.

The guide was reserved well before the outbreak of the Corona virus pandemic.  The guide, Nathaniel, is a soft spoken younger man.  He said just enough to keep the conversation moving.  He knows the water and he knows the fish.  That is what we needed - a man who could lead us to the fish.  It would be up to us to catch them!  And we did!

We caught so many trout: Browne Trout, Rainbow Trout, Cutthroat Trout, big ones and little ones.  Frequently, the Double, where both anglers had a “fish on” simultaneously.  Beautiful Day!

Those who read these missives regularly know what is coming; It reminds me of a song by U2!  Beautiful day! Great song:

         “The heart is a bloom

           Shoots up through the stony ground

           There’s no room

           No space to rent in this town”


          “It’s a beautiful day

           Sky falls, you feel like

           It’s a beautiful day

           Don’t let it get away”

The perfect day.  It was followed by a cold, rainy day.  Miserable conditions for the average fishing fan.  Did I mention...I Love being outdoors.  Maybe attitude is not important.  I err on the side of, it matters.  I shared with my boat partner for the day, “I Love fishin’ in the rain”.  He asked, “why?” and I responded, “It helps me feel alive. Do you feel the cold? Do you feel the rain? Are you wet? I feel alive!”

So, how is he going to tie this into the market?  We discussed the panic sell-off a few weeks ago.  We said it would end and then there would be a relief rally.  After the relief rally, the market would get choppy again. We are at that point - be patient.  It will end in a couple of weeks.

The end of the fishin’ story?  I just hoped to catch one fish that day.  When I did, everything after that was a bonus.  I was very fortunate that day and caught close to 30 trout. It was a beautiful day.

We believe the sun will shine again on the market, and the US economy.

      Be safe, and good health.

                                  Enjoy the day…r2